Homefront: The Revolution then, thanks to its setting, is an FPS where the odds are well and truly stacked against you, now most other shooters throw overwhelming numbers of enemies at you, but their protagonists typically utilise super-human abilities to overwhelm the enemy despite being an army of just one. This, thankfully, is not the case here, trying to go rushing in all guns blazing will only result in a swift and merciless death, instead, Dambuster have crafted an experience where guerrilla strategies are needed to survive. By taking out targets from distance, using hit and run tactics and inspiring the denizens of Philadelphia to rise up, this proves to be a war that can be won.
Now, given the tech that powers it, you’d think that it would be guaranteed that Dambuster would have delivered a stunning world for their players to venture out in, and it is perhaps most surprising that they failed to achieve this, though in their defence, Dambuster are a pretty small studio, and the vision that they clearly had for The Revolution was perhaps too great, but they’ve certainly come close. In places, they’ve created a detailed and attractive world, but in others, it’s pretty patchy, and the frame rate is consistently inconsistent, it wavers between 20-25 fps on both console versions and hits its target of 30fps on indoor sections. I played it through on Xbox One which runs in a native resolution of 900p as opposed to the PS4’s 1080p, but it holds a superior frame rate throughout, and not a single trace of screen tearing either. Dambuster also added in temporal anti-aliasing with the first patch, but this didn’t seem to affect performance in any way. Character models are nice enough, fairly well detailed, though there are issues with animation cycles either not completing or simply not being performed at all, and the lip syncing is just downright awful at times. Still, textures are mostly of a decent resolution and the lighting is solid throughout, foliage is okay as well, but we’ve obviously seen better use of the engine.